By Jeff Chenoweth
Director, Capacity Building Section
CLINIC congratulates program staff of member agencies on receiving BIA accreditation.
Akami Marquis, Catholic Social Services, Fall River, Massachusetts, received BIA partial accreditation on June 9, 2014.
By Matthew Seamon
On June 4, 2014, USCIS hosted a “listening session” teleconference regarding U nonimmigrant status visas. U visas provide immigration protection for victims of qualifying crimes who aid law enforcement in the investigation or prosecution of criminal activity. USCIS is engaging in rulemaking to modify the U visa application and eligibility rules and sought comments and feedback from immigration advocates and other stakeholders.
By Kelly Kidwell Hughes, Advocacy Intern
June 20 is World Refugee Day -- an occasion to raise awareness about the 10.4 million individuals who have been forced to flee their homes due to persecution based on their race, nationality, religion, political opinion, or membership in a social group and celebrate their contributions. Some refugees seeking protection make their own way to the United States and apply for asylum. Others are selected overseas for permanent resettlement to the U.S. How much do you know about refugees and asylees in the United States? Test your knowledge by taking our brief quiz!